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ASBTA Urges Biofuel Conversion by Airlines to Keep Small Businesses Traveling and Growing

(The American Small Business Travelers Alliance)  The American Small Business Travelers Alliance (ASBTA) serves America’s 27 million small companies by working to improve service, reduce costs and maintain safety and

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Obama: Slash Oil Industry Tax Breaks as Part of Debt Deal

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)  President Obama pressed lawmakers Wednesday to cut a slew of oil industry tax breaks as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, arguing

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act Introduced

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today (June 29, 2011)  U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tom Carper (D-DE), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Oil Independence for a Stronger America

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Southeast US Offers Huge Energy Crop Potential

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Southeast is ripe for energy crop development, according to several panelists who spoke during a session devoted to next-generation feedstock strategies June

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Lallemand Announces New Ethanol Yeast at FEW

by Lallemand Ethanol Technology (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The yet-to-be-named yeast is the first product to be patented (pending) and commercialized out of the exclusive partnership between Lallemand Ethanol Technology and

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

FEW: The Time Has Finally Come for Dry Fractionation

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(Pete) Moss, (vice president of marketing for cereal process technologies) says the 15 billion gallon cap on corn ethanol in RFS2 is one reason

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

FEW: Large Crowd Attends Cellulosic Integration Discussion

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(I)ndustry experts discussed their views toward integrating cellulosic production at existing corn ethanol facilities. …The panelists seemed in agreement that integrating cellulosic ethanol production

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Dr. Bruce Dale Receives FEW Award of Excellence

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …(A)t the 2011 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop, the 2011 Award of Excellence was presented to Dr. Bruce Dale, Michigan State University, by BBI International VP, Tom

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Despite Editorial, Ethanol's Not So Bad

by James Gough  (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star)  …My primary concern with the editorial, however, is the certainty with which the writer declares, “we know now that ethanol production actually degrades

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Dinneen to Ethanol Industry: ‘We Need to Show Some Outrage’

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen abandoned the podium and chose to speak off the cuff during his keynote presentation delivered to

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Council Calls for Protection of Ethanol-Free Refining

by Jacqueline Cochran (The Advocate)  Concerns that “pure” gasoline production in Louisiana may come to an end resulted in a commitment by the Tangipahoa Parish Council to lead a statewide

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Future Faces Refineries 'Hurdle'

(ABC News)  A Townsville researcher in north Queensland believes the growth of the state’s biofuel industry is being hampered by a lack of refineries. …Associate professor Kirsten Heimann from James

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Africa Power Initiative to Produce Bio-Diesel by 2012

by Emma Onyango (East African Business Week)   …Pegasus Investments and now African Power Initiative have both shown interest in making this diesel.  Mr. Sudhir Kumar, the Business Development Manager

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

KLM Operates First Scheduled Flight on Biokerosene

(KLM)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today became the first airline in the world to operate a commercial flight carrying 171 passengers on biokerosene. Flight KL1233 – a Boeing 737-800 –

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Homemade Biofuel Program Begins in Norwood

by Lianna Albrizio   (NorthJersey.com/Northern Valley Suburbanite)     The Department of Public Works officially unveiled the borough’s home-grown biofuel for its trucks on June 23. The borough is the only

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

The Jobless Recovery, Biofuels, Eency-Weency Balance Sheets, and You

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – ho-hum, you say, and I think I hear you yawning. …“Invent here, make elsewhere” is

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI published a fact sheet outlining the number of U.S. jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. Among the facts: For every $1

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

In Washington, Algae Is Treated Like Slime

by Jonathan Fahey  (Forbes)  …Congress, when it passed legislation in 2007 that subsidized advanced biofuels to the tune of $1.01 per gallon (on top of the 51-cent standard ethanol credit)

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On June 16, 2011, the Sustainable Energy Coalition and U.S. House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses, in partnership with the House Sustainable Energy and Environment

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Issue Brief: Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Closer Look at Tax Breaks, Special Accounting, and Societal Costs

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI published an issue brief on policies that subsidize the production of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas).  In recent years, major international institutions such

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Can California Renewables Survive Democracy?

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia)  California’s Tehachapi-Mohave Region is rich in renewable potential—but is it richer in NIMBYism and BANANAism? …But development will not happen until the people of the Antelope

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Major Financial Institution to Support Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

(GreenAirOnline)  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced an initiative help finance public and private institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop a sustainable jet biofuel industry from

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

How Global Biofuel Expansion Could Affect the Economy, Environment and Food Supply

(World Bank)  National targets would contribute to rapid biofuel expansion in the next 10 years; Reaching those goals would have a limited impact on the global economy; Some countries would be affected

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Insight into Plant Behavior Could Aid Quest for Efficient Biofuels

(University of Edinburgh/Labspaces)  …Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that the tiny organism has developed coping mechanisms for when its main food source is in short supply. Understanding

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Queensland's Push to Sell the US Biofuel

(Co-Generation and On-Site Power Production)  …Queensland wants to be a Pacific leader in biofuels. That’s the message Premier Anna Bligh has delivered at a biotechnology conference in Washington. She’s says

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Platts 6th Annual Next Generation Biofuels October 31-November 1, 2011 Chicago, IL

  Platts 6th Annual Next Generation Biofuels   October 31-November 1, 2011    Chicago, IL

Platts Next-Generation Biofuels gives you the insights and the contacts you need to keep up with the evolving biofuels industry. Hear about the key issues facing next-generation biofuels: Government policy

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

California Plant Surprised by Opposition to Anaerobic Digestion

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Maybe it’s because they didn’t get the word out adequately. Perhaps it’s because they didn’t talk to their neighbors soon enough in the process.

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

BioVerde Bets on Europe Biodiesel Demand, Brazil Market Brimming

By Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  BioVerde Industria e Comercio de Biocombustiveis SA, which is building Brazil’s biggest biodiesel refinery, expects to sell 40 percent of its output in Europe by 2015 as

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

FACT Publication: Aquatic Biofuels for Local Development

FACT has published a comprehensive report on the opportunities and feasibility of aquatic biofuels, their limitations and associated problems and threats. Aquatic biomass is attracting a lot of interest as

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

DSM Strengthens Yeast Technology Leadership for 2G Biofuels

(DSM)  Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire C5 Yeast Company B.V. (Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands) from

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The Island of Misfit Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Over at Blue Marble, think spent waste grains from the alcoholic beverage distillation process, and spent coffee grounds. Generally, these are materials that pile up

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Interested in Developing Own Blender Pump Stations

(American Coalition for Ethanol) …ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty says ACE ethanol producer members are becoming increasingly interested in supplying E85 and midlevel blends at the plant level, and developing

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

How Rainforests Can Produce Biofuel Sustainably

by Christopher Mims   (Grist)  Production of biofuel from palm oil has been an unmitigated disaster for the rainforest, leading to clear-cutting throughout Indonesia and propelling that country to the

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Commission Study Questions Carbon Dioxide Benefits from EU Biofuel

(E-Energy Market/European Voice)  Biofuel from palm oil, soybean and rapeseed produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than fossil fuel, once the environmental side-effects of its production are taken into account, an impact

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Noble Group to Build Biodiesel Plant in Argentina

(Reuters)  Commodity trader Noble Group  will invest $50 million in a biodiesel plant in Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez said on Wednesday. Argentina is one of the world’s biggest exporters of

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Detroit Metro Land to Be Used to Grow Bioenergy Crops

By Carole Shifrin  (Air Transport World)  Detroit Metro operator Wayne County Airport Authority said it has agreed to partner with Michigan State University Extension to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Fuels Powering Camp Blanding Vehicles

by Sgt. 1st Class Blair Heusdens  (Clay Today)  In an effort to reduce waste and meet recycling goals, the Florida National Guard is producing biodiesel from used vegetable oil to

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

It Takes Two to Tango

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How and why could three announcements from Gevo, Toray, Redfield and the EPA point the way forward for US ethanol, advanced biofuels, and renewable chemicals?

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Sydney, Australia Home of New Algal Biomass Facility

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Algae.Tec Limited in collaboration with Manildra Group have announced the construction of an algae demonstration facility in Shoalhaven One, in Nowra south of Sydney, Australia. Manildra Group

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Qteros and UMass Amherst Bolster Patent Portfolio for Ethanol-Producing Microbe With Issued and Allowed Patents in the United States and Japan

(PR NewsWire)  Qteros, Inc., the developer of a unique and highly efficient Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP) platform for the lowest-cost production of cellulosic ethanol, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, today announced two

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The New "30 Years War"

by Michael T. Klare  (CBS News)  …Over the coming decades, we will be embroiled at a global level in a succeed-or-perish contest among the major forms of energy, the corporations which

June 29, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Finalizes E15 Pump Labeling Requirements/New Labels Will Help Consumers Find the Right Fuel for Their Vehicles

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued fuel pump labeling and other requirements for gasoline blends containing more than 10 and up to 15 percent ethanol,

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Study: Ethanol Subsidies Boost Output, Corn Cost

by Jacob Barker (The Columbia Daily Tribune)  Policies fueled the boom in industry. Federal subsidies for ethanol push up ethanol production and the price of corn, according to a report

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

BP Lauds Use of Biofuels

(UPI)  …The International Energy Agency estimates the number of cars on the road will double by 2030. Philip New, president of biofuels development at BP, told delegates at a London

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant at Nevada

by Lynn Hicks  (Des Moines Register)  Nevada will be the site of one of the few next-generation ethanol plants in the world, DuPont announced today. The biorefinery will use corncobs,

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

FAO's New Leader Lays out His Plans

by Mark Tran  (The Guardian)  After narrow win in leadership contest, José Graziano da Silva pledges to reform the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, strive for consensus and tackle food

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

ADM's Decatur Facility to Produce More Lysine, Threonine

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A plan to produce more lysine and threonine, both amino acids, at Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s plant in Decatur, Ill., won’t mean changes on

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa Ethanol Plant Gets Grant for Bolt-On Cellulosic Facility

by Kris Bevill   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Quad County Corn Processors, which operates a 30 MMgy ethanol facility in Galva, Iowa, was recently awarded a $1.45 million grant from the

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Facility Expanding at Port Everglades

(South Florida Business Journal)  Port Everglades is getting a new rail offloading facility for ethanol, Shell Oil affiliate Motiva Enterprises LLC  said in a news release Wednesday. Motiva said it reached an agreement with

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Reforming Ethanol in a Responsible Way

by Senator Mike Johanns (York News-Times)  …Ethanol helped keep $34 billion of our money at home last year instead of going to other countries for foreign oil. …Though these benefits

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Santorum Tells Iowa Farmers He Would End Ethanol Subsidies

by William Petroski (Des Moines Register)  …Santorum, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said he advocates phasing-out the existing tax incentive for ethanol production, commonly known as the blenders’

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Ashtabula County: Growing New Energy Industry

by Tom Beres (WKYC)  Farmers in Northeast Ohio and Pennsylvania are being recruited to grow a special grass that can be converted to biofuel energy. Some are already planting miscanthus, a

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers, Farmers Push for Modest Support if Subsidy Dies; Economists Say They’ll Be OK

(AP/Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  If a $5 billion-a-year federal subsidy that helped build the ethanol industry comes to an end, it will likely mean two things, experts who have followed its

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Senate Ethanol Vote to Little Impact Corn Demand: Morgan Stanley

(Platts)  …But even if hypothetically the subsidies did end June 30, it would in all likelihood not affect corn and ethanol demand, owing to the current prices between the two,

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Investors Sweet on Second-Gen Biofuel IPOs But a Few Caveats Remain

by Ivan Castano  (Renewable Energy World)   Second-generation biofuel IPOs are all the rage this year with recent deals pricing well above initial expectations and a growing number of companies

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Watch for a Flex-Fuel Pump Near You

by Tom Bechman  (Indiana Prairie Farmer)  Corn growers in Indiana promote more pumps. One of the highlights of the ethanol summit in Indianapolis a few days ago was an announcement

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Editorial: Cut the Ethanol Subsidy, But Be Fair

(StarTribune)  Why is one fuel being targeted but another — oil — isn’t? …The best way to pay down the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt? “Reducing wasteful spending a billion dollars

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producing Town Hosts Boat Race

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Boat racers from coast to coast gathered in the ethanol-producing town of Garnett, Kansas over the weekend to speed around Cedar Valley Reservoir on ten percent

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Station Opens in Magnolia, North Carolina

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Magnolia, North Carolina is the newest home of an E85 station, just off of Interstate 40. This marks the state’s 16th E85 station, but the first one

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Water Hyacinth as Biofuel Studied

by Madel R. Sabater   (Manila Bulletin)  President Aquino said Wednesday he will direct the Department of Energy (DoE) to review the possible use of water hyacinth as a source of

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

New Algae Research Centre for Renewable Energy and Materials

(AlphaGalileo)  On 17 June, with the opening of AlgaePARC and the launch of the BioSolar Cells research project, a new

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Heliae and Azmark to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Heliae Development, LLC, an Arizona-based algae technology company, and Azmark Aero Systems, an Arizona-based designer and

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

G20 Clinches First Farm Deal, Dodges Regulation

by Sybille de La Hamaide and Charlie Dunmore   (Reuters)  G20 farm ministers agreed to tackle high food prices on Thursday

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Instant View: G20 Farm Ministers Agree Deal on Food Prices

by Martin Roberts, Chuck Abbott, Sarah McFarlane, Charlie Dunmore, Jonathan Saul, Nigel Hunt  (Reuters)  G20 members settled a deal on Thursday to curb volatility

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Addax Bioenergy Signs Loan Agreement for €258 Million Renewable Energy Project in Sierra Leone

(Business Wire)  Addax Bioenergy S.A. (“Addax Bioenergy”), a subsidiary of the Swiss-based energy group, The Addax and Oryx Group Limited

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

New Recipe For Biodiesel Calls For Lime

by Naomi Lubick  (Chemical and Engineering News)  Renewable Fuel: Calcium hydroxide, better known as hydrated lime, transforms used soybean oil

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Paris Air Show Highlights Biofuels

by Nicholas Zifcak (The Epoch Times) Biofuels are getting a lot of attention this week at the Paris Air Show.Airlines have

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Legislation Friendly to Biodiesel

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  …On the biodiesel front, there are three basic components, says Randy Olson, executive director

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Land for Biofuels or Crops? The Debate Rumbles on

by Caroline Henshaw   (The Wall Street Journal)  Agriculture ministers for the world’s richest nations are meeting in Paris this

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Inbicon Ag Studies Give Green Light to New Biomass-to-Ethanol Industry

(PR Newswire)  Today (June 21, 2011) Inbicon, inventor of the biomass conversion technology driving the Inbicon Biomass Refinery, announced a

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil's Petrobras To Build New Ethanol Plants – Report

by Paul Kiernan   (Fox Business)  Brazil’s government-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PBR, PETR4.BR), or Petrobras, will build new plants

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Indian River Agrees to Provide 55,000 Tons of Vegetative Waste Annually to Planned Bio-Ethanol Fuel Plant

by Henry A. Stephens  (TCPalm)  INEOS New Planet BioEnergy, which is building an estimated $150 million plant on Oslo Road,

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Accellerase® TRIO Helps Reduce Ethanol Production Costs, Lowers Dosage And Offers Environmental Benefits

(Genencor)  Genencor today (June 22, 2011) announced a product advancement, Accellerase® TRIO. This new product will enable biofuel producers to

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

European Advanced Biofuels Flight Path Initiative

(European Commission)  The European Commission’s services, in close coordination with Airbus, leading European airlines (Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, & British Airways)

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Revs up Ad Push

by Darren Goode (Politico)  …The biodiesel industry is embarking on a multimillion-dollar nationwide outreach campaign — its first ever —

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Sherbrooke Researcher Transforms Algae into Biofuel

(CBC News)  A PhD student at the University of Sherbrooke is turning to the waters of the St. Lawrence River

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Gaithersburg’s Biodiesel Program Back Up and Running

(The Washington Post) …Gaithersburg refilled its biodiesel fuel tank at the Public Works Department pumping station in May after stopping

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

World's First Self-Powered Modular Cellulose Ethanol Refinery Announced

(PRNewswire)  New product will include cellulose feedstock grown in shipping containers along with the container based ethanol refinery Allard Research

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Solazyme Announces Successful MH 60S Seahawk Helicopter Test Flight on a 50/50 Blend of Algal Derived Solajet HRJ-5® Jet Fue

(Solazyme)  Applauds ASTM International historic preliminary approval of algae based biofuels for aviation Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Paris When It Sizzles: EADS Announces Algae-Powered, Mach 4-Hurtling ZEHST Rocket Plane at Paris Air Show; Nine Airlines Sign Garbage-to-Biofuels Fuel Deals with Solena

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The 100-passenger aircraft will use a dual-propulsion system. Conventional engines will utilize algae-base biofuels for

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Ukraine: Regulation On The Tax-Exempt Import Of Biofuel Equipment Adopted

by Olexander Martinenko, Vitaliy Radchenko, Volodymyr Kolvakh and Tetyana Rabczak  (Mondaq)  The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has recently adopted

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Rural Bio-Resource Comples Biofuel Plant Opened

(IBN Live/The New Indian Express) Governor H R Bhardwaj inaugurated a biofuel plant established by Rural Bio-Fuel Growers Association and

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Bolzan Plans Biodiesel Plant to Meet World’s Highest Blend Rate

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  Grupo Bolzan, an Argentine agriculture company, is building its second biodiesel refinery as the country prepares

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Energy in America: California Drivers Cutting Out Middle Man to Buy Fuel Straight from Manufacturer

By Claudia Cowan (FoxNews)  Like many Americans seeking relief from surging gas prices at the pump, California resident Josiah Adams switched from a

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

EPA Proposes 15.2 Billion Gallon Biofuel Mandate for 2012; 50 Percent Jump in Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …EPA proposes to mandate the blending of 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuel into the

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Asia Scrambles to Hasten Biofuels Scale-Up

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  Suddenly it’s scale-up time in Asia and everyone is scrambling for biofuels. Only a

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Role India Can Play to Ease Food, Fuel Crisis

by Nagesh Kumar  (Rediff Business)    …Price volatility for food grain should be addressed through the counter-cyclical use of buffer

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

China New Energy's Big Plans for Biofuel

(CheckBioTEch)  A CHINESE green energy specialist is joining Aim in a move valuing the business at £21million. …It is looking

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Creating a Big Buzz in Military

by Renee Schoof (McClatchy Newspapers/Seattle Times)  Maj. Aaron Jelinek of the Air Force Thunderbirds flies his F-16 upside down, rolls

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Petrojam Ethanol Shifts From Processing To Imports – Idled Plant Cuts Into Profit

by Steven Jackson (The Gleaner)  A shortage of raw material has pushed Petrojam Ethanol Limited out of the business of

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

New Research Facility Recovers Value from Waste, Lowers Emissions

(City of Edmonton, Enerkem, Alberta Innovates)    Plug-and-play pilot plant and lab to convert waste to biofuels and value-added chemicals Edmonton

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Xylitol Canada to Expedite Pathway to First Commercial-Scale Plant

(BusinessWire)  Cellulosic ethanol manufacturing process to provide feedstock for production of xylitol Xylitol Canada Inc., a reseller and distributor of

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B20 Biodiesel Blends

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Industry Bolstered by Growing OEM Support, Momentum Under RFS-2 At its semi-annual board meeting in Washington

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International Fuel Technology, Inc., Receives Purchase Order from Petrobras to Supply Perfolift BD-4

(International Fuel Technology, Inc.)  International Fuel Technology, Inc., announced that it had received a purchase order from Petrobras to supply

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Fuels: Birth of a Global Supply Chain for Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mendel CEO Neal Gutterson talks about miscanthus, and the role of the power sector as

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

In ‘Cars 2,’ John Lasseter Says Big Oil is the ‘Uber Bad Guy

by Ethan Smith (The Wall Street Journal)  “Cars 2” director John Lasseter talked with The Wall Street Journal in his

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

KLM Launches Commercial Flights Amsterdam–Paris on Biofuel

(KLM)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken another important step in aviation sustainability. In September KLM will launch more than

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

GreenShift Licenses Its Patented Corn Oil Extraction Process to Sunoco

(BusinessWire/GreenShift)  Technology Produces Feedstock for Biodiesel, Second Renewable Fuel from Sunoco’s Green E15 Manufacturing Facility in Fulton, New York GreenShift

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa State Hybrid Lab Combines Technologies to Make Biorenewable Fuels and Products

(Iowa State University)  Laura Jarboe pointed to a collection of test tubes in her Iowa State University laboratory. Some of

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

First Large-Scale Oahu Biofuel Crops Planted

by Daryl Huff (KITV 4)  Military, Local Company Testing Plants To Replace Petroleum … Pacific Bioldiesel, which has succeeding in recycling

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Speech from Sue Ellerbusch, President, BP Biofuels North America, Louisiana Energy Conference, June 23, 2011

(BP America)   …BP began investing in biofuels in Louisiana in 2008 through what was then a joint venture with

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

  2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings  Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Five Ethanol Myths, Busted

by Forrest Jehlik (Argonne National Laboratory/Autopia)  …We must develop a multitude of alternatives to address our future energy needs. One

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Job Creators, Not Hunger Villian: U.S.

by Charles Abbott  (Reuters)  Biofuels are a “tremendous job creator” for rural areas, said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday, ahead

June 23, 2011 Read Full Article

In Search of A Biofuel El Dorado: The Quest for Brazil’s Energy Independence Future

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In 1568, a Spanish Conquistador by the name of Pedro Maraver de Silva led

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Brazil Ethanol Boosters Cheer US Sentiment Turning against Subsidies

(Platts)  Brazilian ethanol interests Friday praised a largely symbolic vote in the US Senate Thursday that aimed to end that

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

It's a Go for MSW-to-Ethanol Plant Near Chicago

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A long-proposed municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-ethanol project in Lake County, Ind., has locked in

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

EUEC 2012 January 30-February 1 Phoenix, AZ

  EUEC 2012 January 30-February 1 Phoenix, AZ

EUEC 2012 is the 15th annual conference, making it the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its

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Duplin County E-85 Gas Station Opens, 2nd In Eastern Carolina

(WITN.com)  At the Magnolia Marketplace in Duplin county, just off of Interstate 40, flex fuel vehicles can now fill up.

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Call for Presentation Abstracts EUEC 2012 January 30-February 1 Phoenix, AZ Deadline: June 30

  Call for Presentation Abstracts  EUEC 2012  January 30-February 1   Phoenix, AZ  Deadline: June 30

Deadline June 30th to Submit Abstracts Make 20-Minute PowerPoint Presentation at EUEC SPEAKING TRACKS: A. Clean Air Policy & Legislation

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Electric Power behind Winners of DOE EcoCAR Challenge

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The winners of the recently completed three-year EcoCAR challenge used a combination of extended-range

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Valley Plants Plan to Make Corn-Free Ethanol

by Tim Sheehan (The Fresno Bee) Two plants aim for biofuels made without corn. With corn prices up and demand

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Electric Cars May Not Be So Green after All, Says British Study

by Ben Webster (The Australian)  Electric cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

LowCVP Study Demonstrates the Increasing Importance of Measuring Whole Life Carbon Emissions to Compare Vehicle Performanc

(Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership)  Electric and hybrid cars create more carbon emissions during their production than standard vehicles – but

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Vermont's Biomass to Biofuels Course Brings Real World to Academia and Visa Versa

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Whoever thought of inviting “degree and non-degree seeking students, farmers, budding entrepreneurs, teachers (interested

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Call for Speaker Abstracts: Southeast Biomass Conference and Trade Show November 1-3, 2011 Atlanta, GA Deadline: July 15, 2011

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Bid to Boost Jatropha Cultivation

(The Assam Tribune)  The Department of Agriculture has taken up a scheme to promotejatropha (Bhot Era) cultivation in Assam for production

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Biodiesel Project Faces Collapse as RBZ Pulls Out

by Caiphas Chimhete   (The Standard)  After almost five years of on-and-off operations, Zimbabwe’s giant biodiesel plant faces prolonged closure after

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Celanese Accelerates Plan to Begin Ethanol Production in China by Mid-2013; Opening New Ethanol Technology Development and Research Facilities in the U.S.

(Businesswire/Celanese)  Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced it will accelerate its original schedule and

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Analysis: U.S. Ethanol Plants Toy with Wheat, Committed to Corn

by Carey Gillam  (Reuters)  A rare inversion in prices of corn and wheat is prompting some ethanol plants to consider a previously

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Le Bourget Biofuels: Honeywell, Boeing Complete Transatlantic Biofuels Fly-Ins, as Paris Air Show Opens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the global aviation biofuels movement is descending on the 49th Paris Air Show,

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter to Fly to Paris Air Show on Sustainable Biofuel

(Boeing)  Boeing will fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying

June 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Pentagon's First Energy Plan

by Keith Johnson (The Wall Street Journal) …The goals of the new strategy are to cut energy demand by forces

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Modular Ethanol Production System Wins FiRe Award

Joanna Schroeder   (DomesticFuel.com)  The Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference was held last week and during the event, 11 companies

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Next Decade of Oil Companies' Tax Breaks Worth $44 Billion

(Associated Press)  Oil companies’ tax breaks, if left in place, would cost the U.S. Treasury $44 billion over the next

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Obama Administration Signals Higher Gas Royalties on Public Lands — and Anticipated Industry Resistance

by Evan Bush (iwatchnews)  In election year, Interior Department may take on a popular target: Big Oil The Obama administration

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Unlocking the Structure of Lignin, and Feasible Pathways to Cellulosic Conversion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Research from ORNL reveals new details of bioenergy’s most daunting technical barrier …Lignin, for those

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Navy on Coal-to-Liquids: No, Thanks

by Ben Geman (The Hill/E2Wire)  A top Navy official said Friday (June 3,2011) that the department isn’t interested in developing

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USDA Announces Projects to Provide Increased Renewable Energy Production, Reduce Reliance on Foreign Oil

(US Department of Agriculture)  Projects Further Obama Administration’s Effort to Produce Clean Home-Grown Energy, Create Sustainable Rural Jobs Agriculture Secretary

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Senate Approves Cut in Ethanol Subsidies

by Steven Mufsonand Lori Montgomery  (The Washington Post)  The Senate on Thursday approved an amendment that would end tax credits

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Tanzania: Nation to Import Ethanol From Brazil

(AllAfrica/The Citizen)  Tanzania is set to import ethanol from Brazil in its bid to lower fuel prices by 10 per

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PetroAlgae and Suriname Ministry of Natural Resources Sign Master Framework and Initial License Agreement to Begin Open Growth Bioreactor for Renewable Fuels and Protein

(PetroAlgae)  Initial Steps Underway for Phased Implementation Leading to a Full Commercial License Unit for  Production of Biomass for Fuel and

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Gevo Enters into Joint Venture with Redfield Energy to Retrofit Plant for Isobutanol

(Gevo)  Brings Company Closer to Achieving 2015 Production Goal of 350 MGPY of Isobutanol Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and

June 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Automakers Oppose Bill to Require More Flex-Fuel Vehicles

by David Shepardson (The Detroit News)  …The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — the trade group representing Detroit’s Big Three automakers,

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Scania to Deliver Biodiesel Buses to Arriva

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Danish bus operator Arriva recently placed an order with Sweden-based Scania AB for more than

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Growing Algae in Sewage – a Fuelish Idea

by Tim Wheeler (Baltimore Sun)  An experiment in making “bio-fuel” is slated to get under way this summer at Baltimore’s

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Brazil Exports Ethanol, Struggles to Meet Its Ethanol Demand

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …(T)he industry has once again begun exporting fuel to the U.S. over the past few months. According

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Study Finds Biodiesel is Bright Spot In Job Creation

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s Advanced Biofuel Supporting Thousands of New Jobs While Generating Billions in Household Income, Tax Revenues The U.S.

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2011 Threatens to Repeat 2008-’09 in Ethanol Economics

by Rob Carringer (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …Many investors have jumped into the renewable energy space with the hopes of making

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

US Official: Biofuels 'Scapegoat' for High Food Prices

by Steve Baragona   (Voice of America)   …(Agriculture) Secretary (Tom)Vilsack told a luncheon gathering in Washington not to believe everything

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Honeywell: The Lindbergh of Aviation Biofuels

by Mark Halper (SmartPlanet)  Jet biofuels should get a boost this Friday, when Honeywell has scheduled a trans-Atlantic flight heading

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Aiming for the Complete Utilization of Sugar-Beet Pulp: Examination of the Effects of Mild Acid and Hydrothermal Pretreatment Followed by Enzymatic Digestion.(Research)

Stefan Kuhnel; Henk A Schols; Harry Gruppen (Biotechnology for Biofuels/Highbeam Business)  Sugar-beet pulp (SBP) consists of up to 75% w/w

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

California's Clean Fuel Push Opens Door To Brazilian Ethanol

by Ben Lefebvre (Dow Jones News Wires)  California’s push to reduce fuel emissions in the next decade could lead to Brazilian

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The Integrated Biorefinery: The (Re) Rise of BioPower

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The collapse of the global biodiesel market, and bankruptcies in the US ethanol industry, had

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

US Senate Defeats Coburn Amendment: Industry Reaction

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, on a cloture vote in the Senate to proceed to an amendment that

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Senate Vote to Repeal Ethanol Tax Credit Fails, But Some in GOP Break Ranks

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  A majority of Senate Republicans appeared to break Tuesday with two decades of GOP

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

EdeniQ Licenses Yeast Technology From USDA

(PR NewsWire/The Street)  EdeniQ, Inc., a California-based clean technology company serving the global biofuels industry, announced today that it has licensed

June 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Cantor: Tackle Energy Subsidies in Tax Reform Plan, Not Debt Talks

by Russell Berman (The Hill/E2Wire)  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Monday that the elimination of energy subsidies should

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Holden Seeks US Rules for Flex-Fuel Test

by Ron Hammerton (GoAuto)  Canberra to talk on emissions test rules that threaten to leave E85 out in the cold

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